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This category is aimed at technical/extension worker level, concerned mainly with seed procurement and handling - but many also cover selection and nursery work .

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Id.no. and short title
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Topics of resource
Country / region of relevance
Language availability
Electronic version availability
001b Raising Seedlings of Tropical Trees. Tropical Tree Manual Vol.2 K.A.Longman
One of 5 volumes. This covers all aspects of seed collection and handling. Excellent framework text using question and bullet point answers from which to develop new material. See also 001 a,c,d
Seed handling
Pan tropical
English
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
001c Growing Good Tropical Trees for Planting. Tropical Tree Manual Vol.3 K.A.Longman
One of 5 volumes. This  covers all aspects of tree nurseries. Excellent framework text using question and bullet point answers from which to develop new material. 
Nursery
Pan tropical
English
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
004 An Outline of Tree Seed Biology. FAO/HMG Nepal
A basic text in simple English, using concise paragraphs that are numbered, with keyword introduction, and illustrations. Suitable for translation
Seed biology
Global
English, Arabic
Electronic version
Text and graphics 
on EXT-CD
003 Tree Seed Management. ICRAF Winrock International
A good, concise manual, produced after extensive consultation with users. Good illustrations
All seed handling
Indonesia (but also global)
English (and B.Indonesia)
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
010 Tree Seed Handling FAO/HMG Nepal
An example of parallel columns of texts in two languages, paragraphs with keywords, and strip illustrations.Easy to translate
Seed handling
Nepal (but also global)
English, Nepali, Arabic
Electronic verion
Text and graphics 
on EXT-CD
015 Collection, Storage and Treatment of tree seeds.
Concise manual produced for a fuelwood project.
All seed handling
Asia
English
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
005 Tree Climbing with Spurs  CFDP/HMG Nepal
One of the most detailed manuals available. All text and images available electronically. Suitable for translation and modification
Tree climbing
Nepal / Global
English, Nepali, Arabic
Electronic version
Text and images
on EXT-CD
056b Seed Orchards FORTIP
Technical manual. Part of a series for FORTIP project
Seed orchards
Asia
English
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
059a Selected Tree Seed. Overstory
Helpful short article in the Overstory agroforestry ejournal
Part of the Overstory book
Selection
Global
English
On internet or in a CD
059b Tree Domestication. Overstory
Helpful short article in the Overstory agroforestry ejournal
Part of the Overstory book
Tree improvement
Global
English
On internet or in a CD
059c Guidelines for Seed Production of Agroforestry Trees Overstory
Helpful short article in the Overstory agroforestry ejournal
Part of the Overstory book
Seed production
Global
English
On internet or in a CD
037 Session Guides and Instructors Notes: Basic Tree Improvement, seed collection and processing DFSC
Miscellaneous resources, available from DFSC
Tree improvement
Nepal
English, Nepali
On SL-KVL website
080 ICRAF Tree Seed Tool kit
Under preparation. Expected to be a very useful resource!
Seed Procurement
Global
English
On internet or in a CD